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Paul Porter

Passionate wanderer and shooter in the endlessly epic beauty of the outdoors, Paul lives and works in the an Francisco Bay Area. While he especially likes wandering with friends and family, he sometimes prefers solitude and the quiet of mind that comes with it. I've found that this quiet of mind is what's helping me towards seeking my style, the images that really make me sing. While in the process, I'll enjoy the world before me in all its glory and beauty.

Paul enjoys spending time with his family, playing with friends, cycling, reading American revolutionary history or epic sci-fi space operas and staying fit. As for staying fit, that comes in fits and spurts but always defaults back to being fitter. He loves to laugh and and is enriched by being part of a community and collaborating with others, both personally and professionally. As it is with most people, he's constantly working on the balancing everything else in his life with photography.

His day job, the one that pays the bills? He's a seasoned IT service management professional and currently a System Administrator on the Scientific Networking team at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

He shoots with both a Nikon D810 and a D7000 and a variety of different FX and DX lenses. He's come along way since he started taking this art seriously (and playfully) and has a long way to go, but he remains open to the endless possibilities. He's continually learning and drawing on the endless source of inspiration from this lovely group of people who share a common yearning and lust for their art, so he's always grateful for feedback and suggestions.

Happy to be on the path with you.

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Married to Marina for over 30 years and father to Nick.

Raised in northern Connecticut and the Hudson River valley north of Poughkeepsie, he's been out west since 1977, first in central Arizona and then the Bay Area in 1989.

See you out there!

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